Best Albums of 2021

Listed below are the best albums of 2021 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

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2021 year summaryThe best artists of 2021 were Black Country, New Road, Little Simz, Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra, Squid, Weezer, Tyler, The Creator, Japanese Breakfast, Black Midi, Lana Del Rey and Shame.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 2 of 100

Best Albums of 2021 composition

Country Albums %


United States 470 47%
United Kingdom 185 19%
Australia 47 5%
Mixed Nationality 44 4%
Canada 41 4%
Germany 24 2%
Sweden 17 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 986 99%
Yes 14 1%
Live? Albums %
No 969 97%
Yes 31 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Recognised  Year Charts (2021)
1. The 50 Best Albums of 2021 by Rolling Stone (2021)
2. Albums Of The Year 2021 by Rough Trade (2021)
3. The 50 Best Albums of 2021 by NPR (2021)
4. The Best Albums of 2021 by Complex (2021)
5. Top 10 Albums of 2021 by People (2021)
6. Uncut's Top 75 albums of 2021 by Uncut (2021)
7. Top 50 Albums of 2021 by Vive Le Rock! (2021)
8. The 50 best albums of 2021 by New Music Express (2021)
9. Top 50 Albums of 2021 by The Needle Drop (2021)
10. The Top 50 Albums of 2021 by Crack Magazine (2021)
11. Gigwise's 51 Best Albums of 2021 by Gigwise (2021)
12. Top 98 Music Albums of 2021 by The Quietus (2021)
13. Our 50 favourite albums of 2021 by The Vinyl Factory (2021)
14. BPM’s Top 50 Albums Of 2021 by Beats Per Minute (2021)
15. BrooklynVegan's Top 50 Albums of 2021 by BrooklynVegan (2021)
16. The 50 Best Albums Of 2021 by Stereogum (2021)
17. The 20 Best Albums of 2021 by Deep Cuts (2021)
18. The Best Albums of 2021 by Vulture (2021)
19. The 50 Best Albums of 2021 by Musikexpress.de (2021)
20. The 10 best albums of 2021 by inews.co.uk (2021)
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